Source Water Protection

Guidance document designed to serve as a source for local decision makers when considering financing for source water activities.

"Recommendations Matrix" - key steps in the local government planning process and how source water protection considerations can be brought to bear at those various steps.

Webcast #1 - Source Water Protection - Monitoring and Data Sharing

Webcast #2 - Source Water Protection - Land Development and Growth

Webcast #3 - Source Water Protection - Communication, Regulatory, and Non-regulatory Tools

Please direct general questions or comments to Tracy Hudak at EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water at
Please direct questions or concerns regarding the Webcast technology to Garrett Kephart at the Cadmus Group, Inc. at

Consider the Source: A Pocket Guide to Protecting Your Drinking Water - Drinking Water Pocket Guide #312-20-2005

"The Guide is #3 in a series of pocket-sized outreach and assistance publications from EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water designed to heighten public awareness of the importance of protecting source waters used for drinking water."

Source Water Protection efforts

Water Shed Based Source Water Protection

State of Minnesota’s approach to Source Water Protection General Information

Drinking Water Source Assessment and Protection (DWSAP) Program (California)

New Book on Source Water Protection from The Trust for Public Land

Developing a Municipal Source Water Protection Plan

Source Water Protection Practice and Bulletins

Water Quality Technology Center has links to the following and much more
Source Water Protection Training Course
EPA Drinking Water Academy

IEPA Source Water Assessment and Protection Program

USGS National Water Quality-Assessment Program

Office of Water Launches New Watershed Discussion Board

EPA's Office of Water recently launched a new on-line Watershed Discussion Board. This forum offers watershed protection practitioners and citizens a platform to exchange ideas, so that innovative solutions and ideas can be easily shared in (near) real-time cyberspace. EPA hopes to engage watershed leaders from around the country in these
interactive, on-line discussions. Share your expertise so that others can learn from your experiences. The Forum currently includes the following six categories:

Discussion Item Titles:
           Community Involvement
           Smart Growth/Low Impact Development
           Source Water Protection
           Stormwater Best Management Practices
           Sustainable Financing
           Watershed Planning Tools

Please visit and join in! Share your expertise so that others can learn from your experiences. Anyone can view the discussion, but one must register to post messages and receive customized updates.

Robyn L. Doescher, Source Water Committee Chair

Baxter & Woodman, Inc.
8678 Ridgefield Road
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012
Phone 815-459-1260
Fax 815-455-0450